Two arrested after human remains found in a south London park 

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after human remains were found in Croydon, south London earlier this week.

A 44-year-old man and 48-year-old woman are currently in custody, the Met Police said on Sunday.

The arrests come after the remains were found in Rowdown Fields in Croydon, south London on Tuesday morning by a member of the public.

Though the remains have not as of yet been formally identified, the Metropolitan Police believe they belong to only one person but are yet yet to release any information about their age, gender or ethnicity.

Police near the scene in Rowdown Fields, a park in Croydon, south London where human remains were found (Photo: Jordan Pettitt/PA)

A post-mortem examination of the remains is set to begin today, and police have urged anyone with information about the case to come forward.

Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “I understand the significant concern this discovery will have caused to local people, and I want to thank the community for their patience.

“I can confirm our work at the location is complete and we believe that the remains found are those of one person.”

He added: “Although we are unable to formally identify the victim at this time, my team are working around the clock in order to do so. Their enquiries have made significant progress and I will provide a further update as soon as possible.”

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